Did Craig CathCart Fail Newcastle Medical?


Craig Cathcart has been in talks with Newcastle, but on Tuesday his  proposed move to the famous Tyneside club, broke down.

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Craig Cathcart – did he fail Newcastle medical?

The Journal is reporting today that he failed the medical, but how can that be?

However, that’s even more  reason that a loan deal could still be an option,  and if plays well – maybe he can be signed in the summer, but we’d love to know if and why he failed his medical.

The Belfast-born 20 year-old  is determined to put his transfer deadline day disappointment behind him, and help Northern Ireland Under-21s do well, as they start their European Championship qualifying campaign.

Cathcart was due to train yesterday, before the away match against the Czech Republic, after linking up with the squad on Wednesday.

Northern Ireland U-21 manager Steve Beaglehole said:

“Craig has not trained for the last couple of days and it is important we get him in the right frame of mind.”

“He is an experienced player for us as he has played in the Coca-Cola Championship week in, week out.”

“He is fit to play as far I am concerned, and I know he just wants a good blow-out.”

It seems that Steve thinks Craig has had a disappointment this week with Newcastle, so a failed medical could explain that.

It will be good news if we see this boy is announced as a loan signing next Tuesday, and we think he will like it on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • repo

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    No as we offered manusa 1.75mil and fergie turned it down so he didnt come over for a medical it was dead in the water from that point onwards..

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  • premier

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    If sick note Owen (not to mention half a dozen others) passed a toon medical anybody could!!

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  • Monster

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #3

    He looks like Aaron Hughes’s anemic little brother

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  • milburn

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    By the look of the photo it would appear he didnt measure up to the 6 stone wet through minimum standard.

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  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    So, Steve Beglehole thinks “he just wants a good blow-out.” ?

    By the look of him, he’s had one the night before this photo was taken!

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  • milburn

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    He looks like he will have never divulged in the shirt sponsors product !

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  • Tom

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #7

    He had quite a bad knee injury last year, I believe, so it may be to do with that.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Steve Beaglehole – priceless. That youth is so thin would only need a one strip shirt.

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Who says they not affected by advertising….ive suddenly got a mad craving for a pasty or pie. MMMMMM Ginsters.

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  • Geordie Cobbler

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM

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  • daniel...

    Sep 4, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    a medical dosent cover injuries.. when has a slight injury ever stopped a player moving?

    medicals cover things like heart rate, stroke volume, BMI, general internal fitness and not physicl injuries.

    players with big injuries dont realy affect a medical but the reason the players dont move is because it is pointess paying for assets that cant be played for a number of months.

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  • onepeterb

    Sep 5, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #12

    he can always go back to playing Spider on Corry

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